Dr. Walter P. Maksymowych
2012 Distinguished Investigator Award
Walter P. Maksymowych, MD is a Professor in the Department of Medicine, Division of Rheumatology at the University of Alberta, Alberta, Canada. He is also a Scientist of the Alberta Heritage Foundation for Medical Research, a member of the Canadian Arthritis Network Centres of Excellence, executive member of the Assessments of Spondyloarthritis International Society, the Scientific Chair of the Alberta Rheumatoid Arthritis and Pharmacovigilance Program and Outcomes Research in Therapeutics (RAPPORT) committee, and a Principal Investigator and Executive Board member of the Spondyloarthritis Research Consortium of Canada (SPARCC). He is past-Chair of the Scientific Committee of the Canadian Rheumatology Association, and past-Chair of the Medical Advisory Board of the Spondylitis Association of America and the American College of Rheumatology Spondyloarthropathy Study Group. Dr. Maksymowych graduated from the University of Manchester School of Medicine, United Kingdom, in 1981 and completed his postgraduate training at the University of Alberta and the Children’s Hospital Medical Center, Cincinnati, Ohio. He holds Fellowships in the Royal College of Physicians of Canada, the American College of Physicians, and the Royal College of Physicians of the UK. His primary research interests are ankylosing spondylitis and other sero-negative spondyloarthropathies, the genetics of arthritis, and advanced therapeutics.